Boutique Hotels in Calgary

When all you need is a place to recharge, there’s nothing wrong with a nice clean room at the Hilton or the Holiday Inn. The seasoned traveler, though, desires a little more style to his stay. Calgary has fully embraced the North American accommodations industry’s push for boutique hotels, rich … Read More

Boutique Showdown: Attik vs. Marlboro Classics

What’s your true nature? Are you (a) a rugged, laid-back chap or (b) a hard-partying night owl? Embark on a quest for self-knowledge by heading to Cours Mont Royal, where two new clothing stores have recently opened: Montreal’s own Attik, and Marlboro Classics, a Canadian outpost of the European fashion … Read More

Sydney’s Upstairs Boutique

Sydney Mamane is showing me a lamp. “Someone said it was steampunk,” says Mamane, the owner of Sydney’s, one of Toronto’s toniest menswear stores. “I didn’t know what steampunk was.” The lamp is an antique; its provenance, medical. In the 1930s, it loomed over patients in a hospital room or … Read More

Montreal’s New Tiger of Sweden Store

Scandinavian cool has arrived in downtown Montreal with Swedish fashion label Tiger of Sweden’s first non-European store, at de Maisonneuve and Stanley. The sleek, pale grey boutique brings a Northern calm – not to mention 106 years of tailoring experience – to the after-work shopping experience. Pick up a washed … Read More

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